Author Archives: Billy Ferguson

About Billy Ferguson

I am a Junior film and video studies major. This is my 6th semester at the Fourth Estate. I started as Graphics Editor as a freshman. Last year, I was the Art Director. Currently, I am the Online Director of the organization. This means that I coordinate the multimedia and social sections of Fourth Estate and manage the website.

The Gourmet: The Mystery of the Missing Staff

A review of Pho Banh Mi & Grill in Fairfax, VA BY ETHAN REYNOLDS, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: Restaurants are scored by three categories: decor, service and food. I live in the far lands of the Mason townhouses, and because…

NOVA Community College looking for new college president

NOVA elects interim president after former president, Scott Ralls, left in March BY ROGER HINCAPIE Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is going through the process of selecting a new president for the upcoming year as Dr. Scott Ralls, who was…

Cultural Diversity among  NOVA Students

A look into the impact of sharing one’s culture on a college campus BY ZULFIKAR BELAL How proud do you feel when you introduce your country and culture to diverse multicultural students on campus? If classrooms are filled with diverse…

George Mason Doesn’t Do Enough for its Jewish Students

BY MCKENNA BATES, CONTRIBUTOR Over the course of my three years at Mason, I have been involved with advocating for Jewish students on campus. Whether that be through fighting for Hebrew classes to be taught, working to pass resolutions in Student…

Why is Marxism Still Cool?

BY STEPHEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Of all the ideologies that plague academia, the worst may be Marxism. The founder of Marxism is philosopher Karl Marx, author of “The Communist Manifesto.”. Being that Marxism and its offspring communism have inspired brainwashing, gulags, mass…

Should South Korea be Responsible for Refugee Protection?

BY SOOYEON KIM, STAFF WRITER On Feb. 28, the ‘Refugee Around Us’ forum was held at the national assembly library with three guests including Woosung Jung, a UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador. During the forum, one of the audience members asked…

Mason Korea Welcomes Dr. Robert Matz as New Campus Dean

BY HYUNSEON KIM, STAFF WRITER George Mason University Korea named Roberts Matz as its very first Campus Dean. During the Campus Dean candidate interviews, which took place in Dec. 2018, students and faculty were able to engage in the selection…